Northern Photos and Documents Aplenty at Canadiana Discovery Portal

Canadian Library Association Digest – The Canadiana Discovery Portal is rapidly becoming the best single source for Canada’s documentary heritage for researchers, students, and the general public. In October 2010, the Canadiana Discovery Portal [currently in Beta mode] surpassed the 60 million-page mark, providing Canadians with access to more than 880,000 items, including over 300,000 digitized books, along with a huge assortment of other types of historical artifacts from across the country.

The Canadiana Discovery Portal is a free service that enables users to search across the valuable and diverse digital collections of Canada’s libraries, museums and archives. It provides Canadians with access to a wealth of digital material such as books, journals, newspapers, government documents, photographs, maps, post cards, sheet music, audio and video files about our nation’s heritage. Whether you are looking for information about your own family genealogy or researching a specific topic in the history of Canada, the Canadiana Discovery Portal is an essential tool for your research.

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